A fascist Croatian puppet state existed during World War II.
Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands.Thank you for sharing this picture with your friends ! Its license was verified as "cc-by-2.0" by the Upload Wizard Extension at the time it was transferred to Commons. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.The service sector dominates Croatia's economy, followed by the industrial sector and agriculture.Tourism is a significant source of revenue during the summer, with Croatia ranked the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.Croatia provides a universal health care system and free primary and secondary education, while supporting culture through numerous public institutions and through corporate investments in media and publishing.
The first attestation of the Latin term is attributed to a charter of duke Trpimir from the year 852.The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.The Croats arrived in the area of present-day Croatia during the early part of the 7th century AD.In 1527, faced with Ottoman conquest, the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand I of the House of Habsburg to the Croatian throne.In 1918, after World War I, Croatia was included in the unrecognised State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs which seceded from Austria–Hungary and merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.Since 2000, the Croatian government has invested in infrastructure, especially transport routes and facilities along the Pan-European corridors.